Now Accepting Applications for BMSI Program

HOCN is now accepting applications for the Buffalo Main Streets Initiative (BMSI) Program on Grant Street. The Buffalo Main Streets Initiative (BMSI) is a reimbursement program that provides commercial and mixed-use property owners with a 75% match (three dollars of … Continue reading

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City of Buffalo Launches Home Grown Homeownership Program

The City of Buffalo is now offering a great first-time homebuyer opportunity for eligible purchasers to buy and rehabilitate a home from the Division of Real Estate’s inventory. Heart of the City Neighborhoods, Inc. (HOCN) is currently assisting homebuyers with … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays from HOCN

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Over the last 19 years, 216 homes in the City of Buffalo have been preserved for sustainable living, thanks to Heart of the City Neighborhoods and the competitive funding we received. In 2017 alone, we expanded our reach from the … Continue reading

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Inclusionary Zoning Recommendation for Buffalo

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You know we value affordable housing, which is why we support adopting an Inclusionary Zoning Policy in the City of Buffalo. The City of Buffalo is experiencing fast-rising rents and housing prices in the midst of severe and growing poverty. … Continue reading

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Available Position at HOCN!

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Heart of the City Neighborhoods, Inc. is currently seeking to fill the position of Community Enrichment Coordinator. Heart of the City Neighborhoods (HOCN), a 501(c)3 Community Development Corporation is seeking to hire a part-time Community Enrichment Coordinator starting September 1st, … Continue reading

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Volunteers Needed!

Heart of the City Neighborhoods (HOCN) has two volunteer-driven events coming up this Spring, and we need YOUR help to make them a success! Volunteer-led community beautification projects help to revitalize and reinvest in communities that have experienced poverty and … Continue reading

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We’re Moving!

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Heart of the City Neighborhoods, Inc. (HOCN) will be relocating our office this month. Beginning Monday, February 22nd, 2016, we will be located at 191 North Street, Suite 1, Buffalo NY 14201. Our current office at 251 Virginia Street will … Continue reading

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Request for Qualifications- Buffalo Main Streets Initiative Contractors

Heart of the City Neighborhoods, Inc. has been awarded a $300,000 grant through New York State Homes and Community Renewal’s (HCR) Buffalo Main Streets Initiative (BMSI). This grant allows us to assist the owners of commercial and mixed-use properties located … Continue reading

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Give the Gift of Affordable Housing This Season

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Not everyone in our City has warm, safe, affordable housing this holiday season. But with your support, we’re working to change that every day. With your generous gift, Heart of the City Neighborhoods, Inc. can continue to sustain homes in … Continue reading

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Main Streets Program Comes to Niagara Street

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As you may have heard, Heart of the City Neighborhoods (HOCN,) was awarded $300,000 through the Better Buffalo Fund to implement the Buffalo Main Streets Initiative (BMSI) Program in our community. The BMSI Program in our community is made possible … Continue reading

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